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Colligan, Jean Marie Barrett July 29, 1928 - November 18, 2019

Jean Barrett Colligan of Yonkers, NY died on November 18, 2019 at age 91. Born in the Bronx to John J. Barrett and Estelle Griffin Barrett, she is predeceased by her husband, Arthur B. Colligan, and brother, John J. Barrett. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Florence Mahoney, her children, Arthur Colligan, Ann McEvily (Patrick), and Mary McShane (Thomas), her grandchildren, Katie Kyne (Brendan), Patrick and Claire McEvily and Thomas and Elizabeth McShane, her great-grandson, James Kyne, and many loving nieces and nephews. Jean was educated by the Ursuline Sisters from kindergarten through college. Jean was Student Body President at both the Academy of Mount Saint Ursula (’46), and the College of New Rochelle (‘50), and earned a Master’s Degree in Education from Fordham University. Over the course of her teaching career with the NYC Board of Ed, as an elementary school teacher, librarian, and acting assistant principal, Jean worked to improve the lives of her students in the South Bronx. She shared her love of St. Patrick’s Day with an endearing tradition of organizing bagpipers to lead her students in a parade throughout the surrounding neighborhood annually. Jean served as a lay Ursuline Associate for the past 30 years, working together with the Ursuline Sisters in prayer, support and service. She was an active member of the Ladies of Charity in her parish community. Jean found goodness in every one she met and brought them joy through her friendship. Calling hours will be from 4 to 8pm Friday November 22nd at the Fred H. McGrath Funeral Home, Bronxville, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be at the Church Of AnnunciationFatima, Yonkers, NY at 10am Saturday November 23rd. In lieu of flowers, donations to the care of the retired Ursuline Sisters can be sent in her name to: The Ursuline Sisters, 1338 North Ave., New Rochelle, NY 10804.

Calling Hours:  4 to 8 pm, Friday, November 22, 2019

Mass:  10 am, Saturday, November 23, 2019, Annunciation Church, Crestwood

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    Le Moyne College says

    Please accept the most heartfelt sympathies of Le Moyne College. We hope the love and memories you will forever hold in your heart bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

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    Mary Ann Powell says

    Dear Ann, Artie, Mary and families,

    We are saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. Aunt Jean was a great lady. Cherish the memories of the good old times. That generation sure knew how to party and have a good time.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Mary Ann and Dennis

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    Susan J Stellingwerf says

    Lizzie and family – we are so sorry to learn of the passing of your Nana. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We hope, in time, you find comfort with your many wonderful memories. With love, Susan and Glenn Stellingwerf

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    Jane Brown says

    Dear Artie, My heartfelt condolences to you on the loss of your mom. What a good son you have been. I know your mom is proud of the man you are and is looking down on you from heaven. Prayers for you and your mom from the Le Moyne community. Jane

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      Arthur Colligan says

      Thank you Jane for your kind words! Artie

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    Le Moyne College, Alumni Office says

    Please accept the most heartfelt sympathies of Le Moyne College. We hope the love and memories that you will forever hold in your heart bring you peace and comfort during this difficult time.

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    Debra Duncker says

    Mary so sorry for your loss. May she RIP 🙏

    Debra Duncker

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      Mary says

      Thank you Debra and Duncker Family

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    Linda Brown says

    We loved our Jean she was our Mom’s best buddy at PS 140. Katie and Jean 4 ever
    All our blessings
    Linda and Brenda (Katie’s Twins)

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    Nancy Mc Corry says

    Dear Artie,
    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. You were such a dutiful son. Let that realization comfort you now and in the future. I will keep her and you in my prayers.
    Love,
    Nancy

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      Arthur Colligan says

      Thank you Nancy for your kind words! Artie

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    Mary Ellen DeMarzo-Sanchez says

    Anne and Mary,
    Your Mom was quite an accomplished woman, both for her day and nowadays- a rare individual.
    We share in your pain at this time. May she Rest In Peace.
    Sincerely,
    Mary Ellen and The DeMarzo-Sanchez Family

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